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Old 03-02-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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I needed a simple & cheap stand for my Barley Crusher after a near miss on dumping 10lbs of crushed grain. Nothing is bolted down, the BC mounting board feet fit snug into the shelf top. The drill fits perfectly in that spot as well.




bought the stand from Amazon for $26

http://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-6056-3...BTPJGBM2QJFZDJ

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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Interesting idea, but why not just place the barley crusher base directly on the bucket?

I hold the base of my crusher on the bucket with one hand and operate the drill with the other. Haven't had any stability issues yet, especially once i get a few pounds of grain into the bucket.

Edit: I assume you're milling with the bucket/barley crusher in the same position as the picture above.. if you're not, then disregard my post :-)

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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Nice idea! Those wire racks are a dime a dozen, and it's kind of nice to not have to build or hack anything - it can go back to being a regular wire shelving rack between brews, or if you decide you don't need it.

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Interesting idea, but why not just place the barley crusher base directly on the bucket?

I hold the base of my crusher on the bucket with one hand and operate the drill with the other. Haven't had any stability issues yet, especially once i get a few pounds of grain into the bucket.
I use a relatively heavy corded drill for my BC and I have stability issues before I get several pounds of grain milled - and even then the whole mill can topple off the bucket when the hopper isn't full and my back is turned. No, it's not tough to hold onto it, and if you measure out all your grain before milling (or have an assistant) then it's no big deal, but I can see some appeal to having it be more idiot-proof.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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Interesting idea, but why not just place the barley crusher base directly on the bucket?

I hold the base of my crusher on the bucket with one hand and operate the drill with the other. Haven't had any stability issues yet, especially once i get a few pounds of grain into the bucket.

Edit: I assume you're milling with the bucket/barley crusher in the same position as the picture above.. if you're not, then disregard my post :-)
becuase why do something when you can overkill it
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Interesting idea, but why not just place the barley crusher base directly on the bucket?

Agree with this. But whatever works for you. I didn't know that' shelves were so inexpensive. I might have to keep that in mind for the near future.
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